WV concealed carry bill passes WV Senate

Discussion in '2nd Amendment' started by Liberty, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. Liberty

    Liberty Shhh! Lifetime Supporter

    I got this in my e-mail from NRA-ILA.


    West Virginia: Permitless Carry Legislation Passes the Senate

    In a critical step towards having permitless carry enacted into law, Senate Bill 347 passed the full Senate today by a 32 to 2 vote.

    During the process towards passage today, three unnecessary and misleading amendments were offered by state Senator Mike Romano (D-12) on the Senate floor that would have intruded into and hindered the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners.

    Thanks to common sense and bipartisan support, these three amendments were overwhelmingly defeated.

    SB 347, introduced by state Senator Dave Sypolt (R-14), would recognize your right to legally carry a concealed firearm without the requirement of having to obtain a costly and time-restrictive Concealed Handgun License (CHL). This is a necessary update to concealed carry statutes in West Virginia, allowing law-abiding gun owners the ability to protect themselves and their loved ones. In West Virginia, it is already legal to carry a firearm openly, as long as the individual is not prohibited by law from possessing a firearm. However, under current law, if a firearm becomes covered by a coat or if a woman prefers to carry a firearm for self-protection in her purse, he or she would need to possess a concealed pistol permit.

    SB 347 gives you the freedom to choose the best method of carrying, based on your attire, gender and/or physical attributes. Also critically important, this legislation would keep in place the current permitting system so that people who obtain a permit could still enjoy the reciprocity agreements that West Virginia has with other states across the country.

    SB 347 now heads to the state House of Delegates for consideration. We expect this bill to be assigned to committee in the coming days and a hearing soon to follow.

    Former New York City Mayor and billionaire, Michael Bloomberg, along with his anti-gun groups and agenda, has made his presence known in Charleston in the last few days. The overwhelming support from the Senate today is just the first step toward this common sense legislation becoming law. However, we cannot begin to take this first victory for granted. Members are encouraged to call and email their state Delegate TODAY, and respectfully let them know that you fully support SB 347 without amendments.

    This NRA-backed bill stands to benefit law-abiding gun owners throughout West Virginia. Thank you to all of our members for their continued support of this bill. Passage of SB 347 could not have been done without your thousands of calls and emails.
     
  2. Liberty

    Liberty Shhh! Lifetime Supporter

    I'm going to write to the sponsor of this bill and see if he will introduce legislation so that we can also get a bill passed where employers cannot ban firearms in vehicles at work.
     

  3. don't worry MDA and Bloomburg will stop it.. they did here in Idaho and a couple of other places.

    of course I am all for FULL 2nd amendment returning to EVERY ONE, EVERY WARE!!!
     
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  4. Liberty

    Liberty Shhh! Lifetime Supporter

    West Virginia became a Red State in the last election. For the first time in like 80 years, both houses of the legislature are mostly Republican. Our governor is a twat, he ralllies for a bill and then when it passes he vetoes claiming he THINKS it's not Constitutional, when it's spot on. So remember - if this passes and he vetoes it, guess what? West Virginians are, by and large, gun owners. Even those who only own hunting rifles will get pissed off if he vetoes it.

    This one looks like it has a clear shot at passage, because the proposed amendments to it ALL got shot down and we got a clean bill. The House is actually MORE likely to pass it, AND with veto override numbers already in the Senate, the House is super likely to pass this with a similar margin.

    Hopefully this will pass in some more states too, and then Idaho and points elsewhere will be able to get it as it's solid.

    Then hopefully when a majority of states have this in a few years (the NRA is pushing this HARD across the country with identical language) then we can pull CA and NY and such down with their "antiquated thinking" as they like to try to foist on us.
     
  5. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    You don't get it. For the progressives and liberals, their efforts to outlaw firearms is FORWARD thinking, and the way of the future. Antiquated thinking, to them, is people like us saying we want/need/desire/have a right to own firearms for whatever reason.
     
  6. The :mumy::mumy: are dying out from old age. They'll be completely gone in the next 10-20 years. Even their 'boots on the ground' are over 60 now. Around here even the now 60-65 year old ex-hippies that were the 'boots on the ground' won't do any more and the 80-85 year old have to do that work.

    Or look @ the :mumy::mumy:who now run for or hold office. They look like :zombie:. The young today are libertarians.
     
  7. Liberty

    Liberty Shhh! Lifetime Supporter

    Just saying that once this becomes the norm, then we can start making fun of libtard states for "antiquated thinking." We'll have to see what happens as the WV police & sheriffs are going to try to "pack the house" to speak out against this bill in a public hearing, claiming that it will make crime worse. Bunch of idiots. Hopefully since the committee is chaired by someone friendly to the cause it will make it to the Republican House.
     
  8. This bill finally got to the WV governor on the 18th. It might be a good idea to call or email him to get him to sign it. The usual suspects are trying to get him to veto it.